drugs and crime
While police and politicians hail the anti-pot effort as key to curbing organized crime and keeping communities safe, there’s questions about its effectiveness especially as the drug will be legalized next year.
Duterte won the election in May on a platform of crushing crime, but his incendiary rhetoric and advocacy of extrajudicial killings have alarmed many who hear echoes of the country's authoritarian past.
Testing confirmed the Calgary man also had heroin and 3-methyl fentanyl, which is 10 to 15 times stronger than heroin, in his system. It's unclear exactly which drug was the direct cause of his death.
A lawsuit alleges that mentally ill inmates at the Maricopa County Jail in Phoenix under Sheriff Joe Arpaio are kept in "dangerously inadequate" conditions.
Spurred into action by a supreme court ruling, Mexico could soon start legalizing medical marijuana, and raise the threshold for decriminalized consumer possession. It might even start considering licit domestic cultivation of cannabis and opium.
The UN human rights chief said a crackdown that has targeted lawyers and rights advocates is a "very worrying pattern," and urged transparency in the case of the missing Hong Kong booksellers.
Every year, criminal gangs smuggle unknown thousands of puppies into Britain and growing awareness of the trade has been met with increasingly sophisticated tactics from the sellers to hide their activity.
El Chapo's now famous mobile conversations with actress Kate del Castillo while he was Mexico's most wanted fugitive are just one of many examples of seeming carelessness that has brought down capos who are supposed to be experts in security.
Six volunteers at the facility in western France had been in good health until taking the oral medication. They are now all in a serious condition.
Officer Jason Flanery reportedly crashed his patrol vehicle into another car before fleeing the scene.
Tashfeen Malik reportedly made the post from a Facebook account under a different name, US law enforcement officials said.